Owelle Rochas Okorocha

The English language may be Nigeria’s lingua franca, but in Imo State, South East Nigeria under Rochas Okorocha, speaking English in public is the surest way for a traditional ruler to be dethroned.

Henceforth, according to the Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, any Imo State monarch, who speaks English in any public forum in the state, risks losing his traditional stool. He said this in Owerri, the state capital last week, while inaugurating the state’s Imo Traditional Rulers Parliament and Community Government Council.